Exploring the World of Gen Z

Gen Z, also known as Zoomers or igen, are the generation born between 1996 and 2015. Today’s youth pastors and ministers are meeting them in church and interacting with them on social media. But who is this mysterious generation? Let’s explore the world of Gen Z to better understand their values, habits, and influences.

A Tech-Savvy Generation
Gen Z grew up with technology at their fingertips—literally! They are a digital native generation that is constantly connected via their phones, laptops, and other devices. As such, they have come to expect immediate gratification when it comes to communications and information. When they want something or need something answered they can easily look it up online. It’s no wonder then that Gen Z has a reputation for being tech-savvy!

An Entrepreneurial Spirit
Gen Z is full of entrepreneurs who are eager to make money on their own terms. They view entrepreneurship as a way to gain freedom from traditional corporate structures. These young people find success through side hustles like selling products online or offering services in the gig economy. What sets this generation apart from previous ones is their willingness to take risks in order to achieve success—and often times those risks pay off!

A Passion for Social Justice
The members of Gen Z have come of age during some tumultuous times in our world—from economic recessions to political unrest. As such, these young people have developed a passion for social justice and making sure everyone has an equal opportunity for success regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or religion. This passion has translated into action as more and more Gen Zers become involved in causes that matter to them—from climate change initiatives to voter registration drives. Conclusion:
Gen Z is a powerful force that will shape our future in ways we can only imagine today! From their tech savvy ways to their entrepreneurial spirit and passion for social justice issues—this generation offers insight into how tomorrow will look if we give them the tools they need now. Youth pastors and ministers should take advantage of this knowledge by engaging with members of Gen Z in meaningful conversations about faith and life while taking time to truly listen without judgment or assumptions. Doing so will open up doors for deeper connections between generations—allowing us all to better understand one another’s perspectives about our shared future together!

We will explore more of the generation over the next couple of months.  This is the generation that are in our youth ministries as well as some of our youth leaders.  Knowing who they are and how they are different from previous generations will make a great impact on them.